In a 20 page legal written opinion that was released by the justice department, the head of the office of legal counsel says that Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general was entirely legal and consistent with past practice. NBC News’ Pete Williams reports.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Trump has almost completely stopped his public duties in the wake of Republicans' major election losses. Lawrence discusses Trump's 'brooding' and 'anger' with Jason Johnson and Jennifer Palmieri.
Rachel Maddow reports on the indictment of Trump’s southeast regional EPA administrator, Trey Glenn, on ethics charges in Alabama.